Книга SS Hell on Western Front. Chris Bishop (english)

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Автор: Chris Bishop
Издательство: Amber Books
Язык: Английский
Год издания: 2015
Формат: 189 х 240 мм
Количество страниц: 192

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Артикул: 9781782743149 Категория: Product ID: 43065

Despite their success during the invasion of Poland in 1939, the Waffen-SS still had something to prove as a fighting organization when they arrived in the west for the attack on the Low Countries in May 1940. SS: Hell on the Western Front describes in vivid detail the exploits of the Waffen-SS in Western Europe from 1940 to 1945. The book begins with the formation of the Waffen-SS and its growth and development into a combat arm. The successes of 1940 are examined, as the SS troopers swept all opposition before them, as is the darker side of the organization, with the first atrocities committed against Allied prisoners. After the German victory, Himmler used the newly conquered territories as a fertile recruiting ground for the war against Communism. As the preparations for the invasion of the Soviet Union advanced, Hitler was distracted by the crisis in the Balkans, where the Waffen-SS added to their growing reputation, capturing Belgrade and driving Allied troops out of Greece. By 1944, the Waffen-SS were back in France in numbers, in readiness to repel the expected Allied invasion. After the loss of Normandy, the Waffen-SS fought hard at Arnhem and during the Ardennes offensive, winning respect from the Allied troops that faced them. SS: Hell on the Western Front features the actions of such famous Waffen-SS divisions as the Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler, Das Reich, Hitlerjugend and Totenkopf, and provides an insight into how these ideologically motivated units consistently outfought the Allies, even when seriously disadvantaged due to lack of fuel or air support. Illustrated with rare photographs, SS: Hell on the Western Front is a thorough study of the Waffen-SS in the western theatre.

Вес 0.5 kg
Габариты 240 × 189 × 12.7 mm
Название

Книга SS Hell on Western Front. Chris Bishop (english)

Автор

Chris Bishop

Издательство

Amber Books

Язык

Год издания

2015

Количество страниц

192

Иллюстрации

Цветные

Формат

189 х 240 мм

Бумага

офсетная

ISBN

9781782743149

Штрихкод

9781782743149

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